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BLEPHARITIS

BLEPHARITIS

Blepharitis is an inflammation of the free edge of the eyelid which can spread to all eyelids. Blepharitis manifests itself by a redness and swelling of the eyelid, with small scabs on the skin and at the root of the eyelashes. It often affects both eyes at the same time, and is accompanied by pain or itching of the eyelids. Other ocular signs are often associated: eye redness, sensations of grains of sand, burning, itching and/or secretions.  

What is blepharitis?
Definition

Blepharitis is an inflammation of the free edge of the eyelid which can spread to all eyelids.

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What are the causes of blepharitis ?
Causes

The most common cause is infectious (Staphylococcus). 

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What are the symptoms of a Blepharitis ?
Symptoms

Blepharitis manifests itself by a redness and swelling of the eyelid, with small scabs on the skin and at the root of the eyelashes.

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How to treat a Blepharitis ?
Treat

Blepharitis tends to recur. People subject to blepharitis must pay special attention to their eyelid hygiene.

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